81points

Google Pixel 3

73points

Google Pixel 3a

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Google Pixel 3 vs Google Pixel 3a

Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
81
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Google Pixel 3
73
points
Google Pixel 3a

Why is Google Pixel 3 better than Google Pixel 3a?

  • 28.73% faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.8GHz & 4 x 1.77GHzvs2 x 2 & 6 x 1.7GHz
  • 0.45% higher pixel density
    443ppivs441ppi
  • 2x more megapixels (front camera)
    8MP & 8MPvs8MP
  • Is dustproof and water resistant
    ?
  • 64GB more internal storage
    128GBvs64GB
  • 2x faster downloads
    1200MBits/svs600MBits/s
  • 0.3mm thinner
    7.9mmvs8.2mm
  • Weather sealed
    ?

Why is Google Pixel 3a better than Google Pixel 3?

  • 2.92% more battery power
    3000mAhvs2915mAh
  • 1.82% bigger screen size
    ?

    5.6"vs5.5"
  • 2.78% higher resolution
    1080 x 2220pxvs1080 x 2160px
  • 1g lighter
    147gvs148g
  • Has a radio
    ?
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • 4 more CPU threads
    ?

    8vs4
  • Shoots raw
    ?

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
?

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

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2.Weather sealed
?

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

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Google Pixel 3a
3.thinner
?

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

7.9mm

8.2mm

4.lighter
?

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

148g

147g

5.shorter
?

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

145.6mm

151.3mm

6.narrower
?

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

68.2mm

70.1mm

Display

1. higher resolution
?

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

1080 x 2160px

1080 x 2220px

2. higher pixel density
?

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

443ppi

441ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
?

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

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4. bigger screen size
?

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate X

8"

5.5"

5.6"

5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

For example

Sony Xperia L2 Dual SIM

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Google Pixel 3a
6.has an IPS screen
?

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane to Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, which has increased brightness and lower production costs.

For example

Sony Xperia L2 Dual SIM

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Google Pixel 3a

Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
?

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

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Google Pixel 3a
2. higher ram speed
?

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Vernee X (64GB / 4GB RAM)

3200MHz

1866MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

1866MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)

3.Has integrated graphics
?

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

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Google Pixel 3a
4. more CPU threads
?

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

Best

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 16GB

8

4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)

5.Has out-of-order execution
?

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

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Google Pixel 3a
6. more memory bandwidth
?

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

Best

Asus Zenfone 6 (2019) 128GB / 6GB RAM

31.79GB/s

29.9GB/s (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845)

13.91GB/s (Qualcomm Snapdragon 670)

Cameras

1. more megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Xiaomi Mi 9

48 & 16 & 12MP

12.2MP

12.2MP

2. more megapixels (front camera)
?

Best

Honor 20

32MP

8MP & 8MP

8MP

3.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

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Google Pixel 3a
4. wider aperture at minimum focal length
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 (128GB / 6GB RAM)

2.2 & 1.2f

f/1.8

f/1.8

5. larger pixel size
?

The pixel size measures the length of the individual photodetectors (pixels) in the image sensor. Larger pixels can capture more light, providing better image quality and improved low-light performance.

Best

Vivo Y95

2.2 & 2.4µm

1.4µm

1.4µm

6.has a flash
?

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

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Google Pixel 3a

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

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Google Pixel 3a
3. more microphone(s)
?

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

2

2

4.Has a radio
?

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

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Google Pixel 3a
5.Has dedicated media keys
?

Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

For example

Blu Vivo One Plus (2019)

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Google Pixel 3a

Battery

1. more battery power
?

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2915mAh

3000mAh

2.Supports fast charging
?

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

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Google Pixel 3a
3.has wireless charging
?

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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Google Pixel 3a
4.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Punkt. MP02

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Google Pixel 3a
5.Has an ultra power save mode
?

The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.

For example

Sony Xperia L2 Dual SIM

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Google Pixel 3a
6.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3a

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
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Google Pixel 3a
2.Has offline voice recognition
?

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

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Google Pixel 3a
3.Supports Java
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Google Pixel 3a
4.Is free and open source
?

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

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5.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
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Google Pixel 3a
6.Has sharing intents
?

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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